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image taken from graphic sociology


at some point in your life you've probably been scared of a shark bite. soul surfer really threw a lot of people into that paranoia, despite people never surfing or even living close to the ocean.

sharks are commonly represented as evil, malicious, etc. and i don't think i need to give you the whole

"here's thirty weird things that are more dangerous than a shark!" buzzfeed watchmojo seo optimized junk article.

but is this you? 

are you fig. 1: sea lion fig. 2: human on surfboard fig. 3: sea lion on surfboard?

this image is used to show the visual limitations of a shark, as an explanation for why sharks will bite surfers. 

which one will it be? do you have a favorite? is this you? 


a tumultuous fear lingers below you, and you're the mirror of fig. 1 fig. 2 fig 3. 


is this you the shark? you who swims aimlessly wandering, you who cannot tell fig. 1 fig. 2 fig.3

perhaps you should think about not doing the biting if you don't want to be bitten. 

you don't have to kill what you fear, what you don't know. you can't even see if sea lion or human on surfboard or sea lion on surfboard. because now you're coming up with something crazy like

a sea lion on a surfboard.

you can't blame them, jaws theme, for being scared. 

wouldn't you be scared of the people who put themselves in cages to see you?  

"Until the 16th century, sharks were known to mariners as "sea dogs". This is still evidential in several species termed "dogfish," or the porbeagle. The etymology of the word shark is uncertain, the most likely etymology states that the original sense of the word was that of "predator, one who preys on others" from the Dutch , meaning 'villain, scoundrel' (cf. card shark, loan shark, etc.), which was later applied to the fish due to its predatory behaviour,"

(Global Biodiversity Information Facility)

would you feel better if they were called "sea dogs?"


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